March 25, 2013
BOCA RATON, FL - The Florida Atlantic softball team has found its stride recently.
The Owls lost their first four games of the season, before beating #10 USF in the final game of their opening tournament. The team continued to fight and was competitive in every game. However, that didn't always translate to wins.
The tide began to turn at the FAU Invitational, when the Owls won their final two games of the weekend and continued with a sweep of Colgate. It was briefly stemmed by a sweep at the hands of Western Kentucky, but the ladies of the softball team immediately picked themselves up and began the streak that now has reached nine.
It is impossible to spend any time around the team as a whole and notice how close they are as a group. I personally believe that it's that bond which directly translates to the team's performance on the field.
The squad will try to put the streak at an even dozen when they play North Texas in a three game series beginning on Tuesday with a single game at 6 p.m. Softball has long been one of the most underappreciated sports on campus, but the level the team has been playing at recently deserves to be seen to be fully appreciated.